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• Grammar disputes
A compound is a word composed of more than one free morpheme.
English compounds may be classified in several ways, such as the word classes or the semantic relationship of their components.
Examples by word class
Modifier Head Compound noun noun football adjective noun blackboard verb noun breakwater preposition noun underworld noun adjective snowwhite adjective adjective blue-green verb adjective tumbledown preposition adjective over-ripe noun verb browbeat adjective verb highlight verb verb freeze-dry preposition verb undercut noun preposition love-in adverb preposition forthwith verb preposition takeout preposition preposition without
• 1 Compound nouns o 1.1 Types of compound nouns o 1.2 Analyzability (transparency) o 1.3 Sound patterns
• 2 Compound modifiers o 2.1 Solid compound modifiers o 2.2 Hyphenated compound modifiers
• 3 Using a group of compound nouns containing the same "Head"
• 4 Compound verbs o 4.1 Hyphenation o 4.2 Phrasal verbs o 4.3 Misuses of the term
• 5 See also
• 6 Notes
Most English compound nouns are noun phrases (= nominal phrases) that include a noun modified by adjectives or attributive nouns. Due to the English tendency towards conversion, the two classes are not always easily distinguished. Most English compound nouns that consist of more than two